April 3, 2011
TUCSON, Ariz. - University of Arizona men's basketball player Derrick Williams was named a second-team All-American, it was announced today by the National Association of Basketball Coaches.
In addition to Williams, the five-member second team includes Jordan Hamilton of Texas, Ben Hansbrough of Notre Dame, Marcus Morris of Kansas, and Kyle Singler of Duke.
A 6-foot-8, 241-pound sophomore forward from La Mirada, Calif., Williams led Arizona with per-game averages of 19.5 points and 8.3 rebounds, to go with a .595 (226-of-380) field goal percentage in 38 appearances (all starts). He scored in double figures 37 times, posted 13 double-doubles and posted the two highest single-game rebounding totals in the Pac-10 this season (19 at Washington State on Jan. 22 and 18 at California on Feb. 5).
The 2011 Pacific-10 Conference and USBWA District IX Player of the Year, Williams' 741 points scored was the third-highest single-season total in school history, while his 247 free throws and 331 attempts were new single-season school records. Additionally, his .568 three-point field goal percentage (42-of-74) this season ranked second in UA annals, while his 314 rebounds tied for seventh all time.
Williams was also a first-team All-America selection by Sports Illustrated and the John R. Wooden Award, and a second-team pick by the Associated Press, USBWA, foxsports.com and the Sporting News.
Arizona (30-8, 14-4 Pac-10) won the 2011 Pac-10 Conference regular-season championship and advanced to the NCAA Tournament West Regional final. It marked the fourth time in school history that an Arizona squad has won 30 or more games.
2011 STATE FARM® NABC DIVISION I ALL-AMERICA FIRST TEAM
Jimmer Fredette, Brigham Young, 6-2, Senior, Guard, Glens Falls, N.Y.
JaJuan Johnson, Purdue, 6-10, Senior, Forward/Center, Indianapolis, Ind.
Nolan Smith, Duke, 6-22, Senior, Guard, Upper Marlboro, Md.
Jared Sullinger, Ohio State, 6-9, Freshman, Forward, Columbus, Ohio
Kemba Walker, Connecticut, 6-1, Junior, Guard, Bronx, N.Y.
2011 STATE FARM® NABC DIVISION I ALL-AMERICA SECOND TEAM
Jordan Hamilton, Texas, 6-7, Sophomore, Guard/Forward, Compton, Calif.
Ben Hansbrough, Notre Dame, 6-3, Senior, Guard, Poplar Bluff, Mo.
Marcus Morris, Kansas, 6-9, Junior, Forward, Philadelphia, Pa.
Kyle Singler, Duke, 6-8, Senior, Forward, Medford, Ore.
Derrick Williams, Arizona, 6-8, Sophomore, Forward, La Mirada, Calif.
2011 STATE FARM® NABC, DIVISION I ALL-AMERICA THIRD TEAM
Kenneth Faried, Morehead State, 6-8, Senior, Center/Forward, Newark, N.J.
Kawhi Leonard, San Diego State, 6-7, Sophomore, Forward, Riverside, Calif.
E'Twaun Moore, Purdue, 6-4, Senior, Guard, East Chicago, Ind.
Jacob Pullen, Kansas State, 6-0, Senior, Guard, Maywood, Ill.
Jordan Taylor, Wisconsin, 6-1, Senior, Guard, Bloomington, Minn.